Singapore served as the 13th stop on the DC-3's extensive world tour and it descended at Seletar Airport on 3 April, welcomed by two fire engines performing a special water cannon salute. The next day, after all the pomp and pageantry, esteemed guests were able to enjoy a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience aboard the aircraft, and enjoyed a 20-minute flight at a low cruising altitude of 1,500 ft. over both Singapore and Malaysia.
The legendary Breitling DC-3 aircraft is currently celebrating its 77th anniversary and aims to become the oldest airplane to circumnavigate the globe. The record-breaking aircraft recently set off for its tour around the globe on 9 March 2017, exactly 77 years after its maiden voyage. The Breitling DC-3 is also slated to travel to 55 cities in 28 countries within six months, before returning to its home in Switzerland for Breitling’s Sion Airshow 2017 in September.
In addition to taking to the skies, Breitling also introduced a 500-piece limited edition model of its iconic Navitimer aviation chronograph, fitted with a caseback engraved with the Breitling DC-3 World Tour logo. To become a true symbol of this record breaking journey, all 500 timepieces are currently travelling aboard the Breitling DC-3, and thus, will only be available from fall of this year, with each watch accompanied by a certificate signed by the Breitling DC-3 World Tour's flight captain.